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CBS
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
old girl was shot in the head for defying the taliban by arguing to help girls get an education. >> porter: what are we doing with american forces being put at risk fighting the taliban more than 11 years after 9/11? part of the answer may be to help girls like malalla usavsi, whose crime was wanting to go to school. >> reporter: she is the girl in stretcher, shot after members of the taliban stopped her van on the way back from school and shot bullets in her head and neck. her crime, saying things like that? "i have the right. i have the right to education. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to speak.." >> she spoke at 11. she had an anonymous blog written by the bbc after the taliban bombed schools in her town to try to prevent girls from getting an education. she knew it was dangerous, when asked what she would tell other girls that are afraid to defy the taliban and stay in their rooms instead. >> i tell her don't stay in your room because god will ask you on the day of judgment, where were you when your people were asking you, when your sch
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
that is essential for providing an educational experience for all of our students to prepare them for the world they're going out to work in. >> reporter: journalism student cheyenne matthews-hoffman was admitted through that process. >> u.t. at the moment has, like, 4.5% african american students with race considered. that's a really small portion of students here. and it is kind of alienating when you don't have a lot of students on campus that look like you. >> reporter: students have differing views. angus mcleod is a senior. >> when you're taking a class on black literature and there's not a single black student in the class it -- it can be kind of a depressing experience. you lose an interpretation and a view on what you're reading, what you're studying that would be really helpful otherwise. >> reporter: senior kaitlin williams. >> it would crush me to know that i have the same qualifications as someone and i'm not getting into graduate school because of my skin color. >> reporter: 27 years after heman sweatt's case went to court, his great nephew graduated from u.t . >> hopefully one day it
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
of higher education is going up as well. >> back in two minutes with a look at your weather first. keep it here, you are watching 9news now. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ >>> this afternoon a few showers will roll back in here. another cool, raw day with high temperatures only in the low to mid-50s. i'll have a full 7-day forecast in about five minutes. monika samtani is back with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: there is one issue. the northbound side of the gw parkway is closed from spout run parkway to route 123 with road work until 5:30 this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you jess. >>> i am watching your money. earnings seaso
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> they generate information value. there's no educational content in any of them. we might as well set the money on fire. at least they'd warm some people up. >> the companies have already gambled more money than was spent in maryland's fiercest governor's race. trouble is the ads seem to work. >> and i do not support question 7. >> penn national outspent its rivals by $12 million in ohio and won. experts say all the spending makes perfect sense from a business perspective. >> if you project say five, 10 years down the road, you're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars in cass in revenue that could either be directed towards -- casino revenue that could either be directed towards the washington d.c. casino or the one up in charlestown, west virginia. >> the casino companies are likely to keep spending right up until election day. there's a race for president on for senate, for congress, in maryland. there's same sex marriage. s there the dream act. there's -- there's the dream act. there's congressional redistricting, but activists fear all of that is getting drowned out by the constant
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 1:35am EDT
michael killen] we try to reassure him what benefits are out there, and we try to educate him and take some of that stress away from him. p-v-a did a fantastic job making sure that he got those benefits in a timely basis. [michael killen] we helped him apply for automobile grants, special adaptive housing and vocational rehabilitation [andrew pike] right now, i'm going back to school to earn a degree. i'm working with a real estate agency in town with my realtor's license. and i'm just spending time with my wife and child, and just moving on with our lives. just as anyone in my age group would do. [female narrator] paralyzed veterans of america helping veterans secure their benefits and rebuild their lives. you can help. visit p-v-a dot org. >>> breaking news tonight at 11:00. multiple people shot and tonight that shooter is out there somewhere. it happened in the 1300 block of north capital street in northwest. ken just got there. so ken, what have you learned so far? >> reporter: an active scene out here. another violent night. five people shot, four of these people are men, one a w
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
an american. >> up, up with education, down, down with deportation. >> they are among the so- called dreamers. students whose parents brought them into this country illegally. >> my mom even says that you are more american than spanish anymore. you still get confused in spanish words. i'm like yeah, i know. >> a cancer survivor who says his surgery at johns hopkins saved his life. rickie wants to share his gratitude. >> i have to give back to society. i think the way i want to do it is becoming a doctor and save lives, just as my life was saved once. >> opponents of the dream act call it a bad investment for maryland taxpayers. brad of help save maryland calls it criminal. and says it would cost taxpayers $44,000 per student. >> it's part of life. not everybody is going to like you. so you learn to accept it and learn to respect it. >> hundreds of dreamers marched to the university of maryland to make their point and urge others to register to vote and cast their ballots in favor of question four. >> we are not looking to cut in line in front of somebody else. we are looking t
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
. she was wrong. the talibaner proud targeting a teenage girl who wants an education. the taliban spokesman called her the symbol of infidels and obscenity. in fact she's a devout muslim. she promised a resistance curtail education for girls. at age 11 she was writing an anonymous blog about life under the taliban. in one entry entitled i'm afraid she wrote about a terrible dream of helicopters and the taliban. fear is the taliban's primary weapon reinforced with the willingness to use extreme violence against anyone who contradicts their medieval rules. her willingness to speak out earned her a nomination for the international children's peace prize. the taliban's efforts to suppress and punish her may backfire. >> there's people's voice whose have been oppressed and people are living in fear. but i feel there will be many more in this country. >> reporter: today school children remember her and made a point to pray for her. medical officials say that she will be kept in the hospital for a few more days and then if necessary moved on to the united arab emrates. >> this is an impo
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that there are some interests in diversity that are beneficial in the educational sphere, but we have said and we continue to say that is not an overriding consideration that has to be administered very narrowly -- consideration. that has to be administered very narrowly because it's a dangerous classification. >> our peggy fox spent the day at a local university talking to students about this case looking at what the ruling could mean to them. >> my roommate is latina from mention coach the. >> reporter: coming to arlington's marymount was a culture shot for kirby markovich. >> i come from a very small town. come to marymount i file i've learned just as much from -- i feel i've learned just as much from my peers as very in class. >> reporter: another student from nicaragua. >> i did want to experience diversity on campus and see people from different cultures. i think affirmative action is good. >> reporter: she thinks her ethnicity may have helped her get into college, but she does not believe it was the only factor. marymount has a race blind admissions process meaning there's no race box t
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
became a taliban target by supporting education for girls and criticizing the militant group. the taliban says it will target her again. >>> the nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis has spread to a dozen states. now health investigators are looking at two companies that made the tainted drug. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: a second massachusetts drugmaker is shutting down over tainted viles of drugs. >> the temporary suspension of operations will allow for an on sight investigation while continuing to safeguard public health. >> the centers for disease control says 13,000 doses of the drug were administered nationwide since may. 137 people have developed fungal meningitis, 12 have died. state officials want to know why the company was distributing the drugs at all outside massachusetts. governor duvall patrick says ncc is only licensed to make drugs there. >> they were making big batches and selling them out of state as a manufacturer would. they are outside the bounds of their state license and they need federal authority and permission to do that. >> reporter: chris chery
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
the world are standing up for her and for her fight to get girls education. the local government is offering a $104,000 award for information leading to her attackers but she does remain in critical condition. mark phillips is in london with her story. good morning. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin on malala yousufzai's condition is she's still critical, still unconscious, and still on a ventilator and doctors removed a bullet lodged near her spine and moving her to another hospital with better critical care facilities. >> chances are for several days. fairly good chances. >> reporter: it's been two days since the taliban in pakistan tried to kill malala yousufzai. and kill her dream of equal education rights for girls. she's clinging to life. and judging from the reaction of men and women so does her dream. she was a prime target for the taliban who don't think women should have any rights. it's this kind of talk they try to silence. >> they can't stop me. i'll get my education if it's at home, school or any place. save our schools, save our pakistan. >> reporter: local pakistani of
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
friend andrea roane and the rest of the crew on 19 years of educating and serving this community about breast cancer prevention. i myself am a three-year cancer survivor with a year and a half of treatment left. i was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26 and if it wasn't for early detection, my diagnosis and outcome could have been a much more dire situation. but thanks to a self-breast exam and a buddy of mine urging me to go to the doctor to get the lump checked out, i'm once again happy and healthy. that's why what andrea and the bc9 crew does is vital in early cancer detection. and as a cancer survivor, i have the privilege of emceeing this year's making strides against breast cancer walk out on the national mall brought to you by the american cancer society. soy want to urge you, our channel 9 viewers, all your friends and family, to join howard and i out on the national mall on october 20 as we raise money to help with breast cancer research and prevention and early detection. the more education the better for this disease. once again andrea, congratulations for 19 wonde
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
girls have a right to education. the taliban accused her of quote western thinking. elizabeth palmer reports from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is on a ventilator at the moment and she's still one sedation according to the pakistani military spokesman. she's in an army hospital. her condition is said to be stable and her surgical team says that at the moment there's no plan to move her abroad for more specialist treatment. malala yousufzai's shooting last week by taliban extremists in her home town near the afghan border has shocked the country. just 14 years old, she and two classmates also injured but less seriously were attacked after gunmen stopped their school bus. the girls say the men were specifically after malala yousufzai. it's no surprise. since 2009 defying local taliban edicts she's been a fearless campaigner for pakistani girls right to an education. unusually even some of the most conservative religious figures in pakistan have condemned the shooting. one group of clerics even issued a fatwa, specifically saying islam approves of women seeking knowledge. pak
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
about life under taliban rule and calling for girts education. th attack was criticized by the pakistani government and u.s. state department. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wound as well as fair family. >> they call their activism a new chapter and said we have to finish the chapter. >> the supreme court begins rethinking affirmative action. they will hear argument whether colleges can use race when considering admissions. a white woman said she was denied admission to the university of texas because of race. nine years ago the court ruled cools can use race. >> the judge in the trial of jerry sandusky says he expect the 68-year-old to die in prison. sandusky was sentenced 30 to 60 years in prison. some of his victims were in court. sandusky maintains his innocence throughout. the scandal rocked the school and caused long time football coach joe paterno his job. >> watching and waiting as the meningitis outbreak spread to another state. patients who received contaminated drugs with the infection are being told
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
was flown to a military hospital. malala yousufzai was famous for speak out in support of education for girls. she was a celebrity, really. and that's why islamic extremists stopped her school bus and shot her. candlelight marches were held in pakistani cities. malala is in critical condition, but we're told that she's able to move her arms and leg slightly. oysters may be at risk from the very ocean they call home. that's next. that helps you stay at your optimal health: in every bottle you get the number one doctor and pharmacist recommended, most complete multivitamin backed by thirty years of science. try centrum® silver. visit centrum-dot-com for your three dollar coupon. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdn
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
girls an education that put her on the taliban hit list. as students around the country prayed for her recovery today, pakistan's prime minister came to the hospital to pay tribute. >> reporter: but to demonstrators in islamabad, those were empty words. pakistanis are used to hearing about acts of violence, especially violence against women. but this attack on malala has shocked people who thought they were unshockable. immediately after the shooting, her friends described the savage attack. shazia ramzan, who was also wounded said armed men stopped the school bus that day and demanded "which one is malala?" then, as kainat riaz, they started shooting. it's a miracle that at such close range the gunmen didn't kill these two girls or malala who now needs round-the-clock military protection as she fights to recover. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, islamabad. >> pelley: the nobel peace prize was awarded today to the european union, the political and economic group of 27 countries. the citation says the e.u. has maintained peace on the continent that started two world wars. the shuttle "endeav
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. we'll be educating women about the importance of breast cancer early detection as well as reaching out to women in low income communities in making sure that they get into the programs that are provided for them to provide free mammography for the women who cannot afford breast cancer screenings on their own without that additional support. we'll be doing so much with this money. and of course a portion of this money will also go to breast cancer research. and we are very excited about that i always say we're just a small bit away from finding that key to the cure for breast cancer. this will really help in that effort. thank you so very much. >> thank you. thank you, jc and the survivors who are here. jack lynn, donna, kimberly. thank you so much. and our channel 9 colleagues. boy, the cake, i even like the picture. that's pretty good. do i throw it back to you, mike? >> i think so. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i can't do it without them sharing their stories. >> it's a great team. >>> time now to answer the question of the morning. here's the question one more time. the aver
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the teenager has fought the taliban since she was 11 when she took a stand in favor of educating young girls. earlier today a number of pakistanis marched in the streets in a show of support for malala yousafzai. >>> stay with us. 9news now returns in two minutes. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:15 on this friday eve, thursday morning. a cool start. yesterday was about 58 degrees. this morning it's 52 degrees here in northwest d.c. >> we have low to mid-40s once again north and west. it's going to be tomorrow night when we could have patchy fog around the region i believe. the fall season upon us. going to be a good weekend by the way to go to the pumpkin patch. sunday warmer than saturday. we'll start with the bus stop forecast. certainly a chill in the air with 40s and 50s. a little bit of a breeze, too, under mainly clear skies this morning with the sunrise not until 7:14. still another couple of showers till we get the sunrise. by the way it's november 4th, that sunday morning when we turn the clocks back. that's when daylight savings time comes. by 1:00 58. so we'll
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 7:30pm EDT
mistake. >> dutch ruppersberger: one of the main reasons we are having this investigation is to educate the citizens in business in the united states of america. in the telecommunications world, once you get the camel's nose in the tent, you can go anywhere. >> kroft: their overriding concern is this-- that the chinese government could exploit huawei's presence on u.s. networks to intercept high-level communications, gather intelligence, wage cyber war, and shut down or disrupt critical services in times of national emergency. >> jim lewis: this is a strategic industry, and it's like aircraft or space launch or computers, i.t. it's a strategic industry in the sense that an opponent can gain serious advantage, can gain serious benefit from being able to exploit the telecommunications network. >> kroft: jim lewis has followed huawei's explosive growth for years from the state department and the commerce department, where his job was to identify foreign technologies that might pose a threat to national security. how did they get so big and so cheap so quickly? >> lewis: two answers. first,
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
education. it will eliminate the tax credit people have to be able to send their children to college. it cuts education by $450 billion. it it does-- it does virtually nothing except continue to increase the tax cuts for the very wealthy. and, you know, we've had enough of this. my-- the idea that they're so concerned about these deficits. as i pointed out, he voted to put two wars on a credit card. he did. >> we're going to the closing statements. >> just a second. >> you're going to have your closing statement. >> not raising taxes is not cutting taxes. by the way our budget. >> we have not raised taxes. >> 3% a year instead of $4.5%. >> not spend-- >> let me-- i want to talk to you very briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. if you are elected, what could you both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could? >> honesty. no one else could? there are plenty of fine people who could lead this country. but what you need are people who when they say they're going to do something, they go do it. what you need are when pe
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
? >> yes. the thing you most value. i think the education i got probably from my early days on broadway, working with a gentleman who directed "my fair lady." that was the greatest learning experience of my life. i was racing and trying to catching up with everything i learned. i was young and an amateur in a way. and mark was my mentor. i had many mentors in my life but he was a very important one. in terms of the movies they've all been -- each one has been a learning experience and the ones i did were great, lovely things to do. >> thank you both so much for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> it's been a treat. >> thank you. >> coming up next, does mom like you best? we'll ask two experts if it's okay for a parent to admit they have a favorite child. we'll ask julie andrews that question. you're watching cbs "this morning" saturday. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing wha
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